Orange County Archives


Effective Wednesday, June 10, 2020, all Clerk-Recorder Department offices will reopen to the public. Over-the-counter service will resume for department services.

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If you have any questions, you can reach us at (714) 834-2500. We are here to answer your questions from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Orange County Courthouse

The Orange County Archives serves as the main repository for historic property documents, vital records and other materials from county government. The Archives is open daily to offer assistance to local historians, property researchers, genealogists and students. 

The Archives is also home to a vast collection of historic photos and archival materials from affiliated government agencies, as well as the Knott’s Berry Farm Collection, the federal court record of the county’s 1994 bankruptcy, Orange County directories and many local historic newspapers and magazines.

We strive to make it easy to access Orange County's historical records and photographs. The records we maintain and safeguard belong to the citizens of Orange County.

Thank you for your interest in the Orange County Archives. 

Hugh Nguyen
Orange County Clerk-Recorder